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My friend Anil Kashyap summarizes what's been happening.
A great read from Roger Lowenstein.
I just got back from Utah, where I was one of the speakers at a conference that has been dubbed "Club Mitt." One of the other speakers--this one a politician rather than a nerdy academic like me--spoke about the need to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Show More Summary
From ec 10 section leader to...(a few other jobs along the way)...to Dean of the Kennedy School. I am delighted that Doug Elmendorf will be returning to Harvard.
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An interview with my Harvard colleague.
Warren Buffett has a great article in the Wall Street Journal.
This article makes the case for social, rather than financial, incentives. I am not convinced, but it should generate an interesting class discussion.
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Patrick Moynihan, a Catholic deacon who is the president of The Haitian Project and head of its Louverture Cleary School, in Haiti, for gifted but poor children. Our paths crossed because...Show More Summary
A great article in today's NY Times.
The NY Times reports: For investors in hedge funds, like big pension funds, 2014 was not a lucrative year. But for those who managed their money, the pay was spectacular. The top 25 hedge fund managers reaped $11.62 billion in compensation in 2014, according to an annual ranking published on Tuesday by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine. Show More Summary
Here:40 years later- The relevance of Okun’s "Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff"
Oddly, Paul Krugman thinks that TPP is not really about trade. CEA Chair Jason Furman, however, writes the following: The starting point of TPP is the contrast between U.S. tariffs and those of our partner countries. Our trade-weighted average applied tariff rate is 1.4 percent and 70 percent of imports already enter our economy duty free. Show More Summary
Click here to read my piece in Sunday's NY Times.
Roland Fryer has won the John Bates Clark Award. The past three winners have been Roland Fryer (Harvard faculty), Matthew Gentzkow (Harvard undergrad and PhD), and Raj Chetty (Harvard undergrad, PhD, and faculty).
This past week, The House of Representatives passed repeal of the estate tax. This is a policy change I have long supported, for reasons explained here.
Via Nicholas Kristof: “A broad liberal arts education is a key pathway to success in the 21st-century economy,” says Lawrence Katz, a labor economist at Harvard. Katz says that the economic return to pure technical skills has flattened,...Show More Summary